ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Kit Simpson Browne

Now, the Star Wars universe's dive into cinematic standalone adventures may currently be continuing apace — with the imminently arriving Rogue One, and 2018's Han Solo solo movie both eagerly anticipated and very much on the way — but that doesn't mean that it's not subject to a fair amount of fan scrutiny. After all, while the oft-mooted #BobaFett solo movie now seems to be somewhat defunct, there's still likely to be a shiny new spin-off hitting theaters in 2020 (in the wake of #EpisodeIX), and just what it will be remains the subject of a whole lot of speculation.

From the sounds of the latest industry murmurings, though...

The Obi-Wan Solo Movie May Not Be Happening For Awhile, For An Intriguing Reason

'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace' [Lucasfilm]
'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace' [Lucasfilm]

Specifically, it seems that #ObiWan may not be getting a cinematic solo adventure in the near future because the folks over at #Lucasfilm already have other plans for him. Indeed, as Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican recently put it while speaking to Rebel Force Radio:

"I have heard rumors that the one reason they haven’t moved sooner on Obi-Wan is that they’re not done with Obi-Wan quite yet in the Saga films. So I wouldn’t be surprised to see an Obi-Wan [solo film] happen beyond Episode IX."

Or, in other words?

Obi Wan May Still Be Set To Appear In 'Episode 8'

'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones' [Lucasfilm]
'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones' [Lucasfilm]

After all, if Lucasfilm really does still have plans for him, then 2017's #EpisodeVIII would seem the most obvious place for a cameo (perhaps as part of Rey's training?), with the post-Episode IX slot in 2020 then becoming an obvious place to slot in a solo movie. What's more, with #EwanMcGregor becoming more and more age-appropriate as time goes by, there are few time constraints — not least because McGregor still seems super keen to return to the role.

It's also possible, however, that Lucasfilm's plans for Obi-Wan don't involve the new trilogy at all — and that he will instead turn up in either Han Solo's solo movie or, just maybe, #RogueOne itself. Could we even see a post-credits sequence, setting up a previously unannounced Obi-Wan movie, set in between the events of the prequels and the original trilogy? One, perhaps, that might even allow a handful of Rogue One's leading characters to continue their stories — in their own pasts.

Either way, it's an exciting prospect...

What do you think, though? Where would you like to see Obi-Wan return to the Star Wars fold (if at all)? Let us know below!

(Sources: Rebel Force Radio)